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to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to mak
. >> reporter: for many this is an annual ritual. for others it is their first time in washington for the big celebration. >> i have always wanted to come to washington, d.c. and this was my chance and i -- so excited. i have never been here. the history. i wanted to see and it the museums. just -- can't wait to -- very exciting to be here. >> reporter: security is tight this year because of concerns about possible terrorism. police have cordoned off the national mall. you can't just walk up and stake your claim. everyone must pass lou one of the security checkpoints. >> there's going to be difficult levels of searches that may take place. robust security plan in place. a real estate event. >> reporter: and they open those checkpoints at about 10:00 this morning. and there's a little bit of a wait as some of the police officers are going lou some of the items like coolers things and to make sure there is month alcohol or anything that's prohibited. brought on to the grounds here of the washington monument. by and large things are running smoothly. and as the crowd goes and we go on in to the
start coming out here saturday morning. wendy, back to you. >> all right. going to be a big season, we hope. thanks, elaine. there are a number of new faces in that camp today. the skins just acquired josh wilson, ex-jets new york quarterback, clemmons, donte stallworth, jabbar gaffney, and defensive tackle, barry cofield. initially we heard that brandon stokley agreed to sign, but according to his agent, he has now changed his mind. the big story yesterday, of course, was not who is coming on to the redskins, but who is leaving. donovan mcnabb. they dealt their former quarterback to the minnesota vikings for a sixth round pick in next year's draft, and they could get another pick in the future based on mcnabb's performance in the coming season. >>> all right. what's it going to be like there out at camp and across our area? it's not looking real clear and crisp out there, tom, it's looking kind of gross. >> you don't want to be wearing a helmet and pads in temperatures around 100 degrees. that's what it's going to be like tomorrow. but today we've got a glorious summer day underway. t
, sunday, and monday. big story, though, just heat and humidity. afternoon highs each day up around 90. and morning lows right near 70 degrees. and throughout the day, you can follow my forecast on twitter, along with the latest weather, science, and nature news. that is the way it looks. aaron? >> all right. thanks a lot, tom. >> okay. >>> still ahead on "news 4 midday," we have seen him grow up on the big screen in the harry potter films. now the actor is admitting to breaking a dangerous habit. >>> and spider bites, most are harmless, but there are dangers you need to be aware of. @@@@@@รบ@ >>> together! >> harry potter start daniel radcliffe says no more drinking alcohol. the 21-year-old says he started drinking heavily while filming the sixth harry potter film in 2009 and even became dependent on it to have a good time. he says instead of cutting out, he cut it out altogether, preferring to stay home and read a book. the saga of harry potter ends on thursday with the worldwide premiere of "harry potter and the deathly hallows" part 2, the final movie in the series. >>> thousands o
: but then a big setback tuesday night. the congressional budget office did the math and found the boehner plan came up short on spending cuts. $150 billion less than expected. speaker boehner responded, "this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review -- which the democrats who run washington have refused to do." a real hurdle. house republicans stayed late and top aides went in search of deeper cuts. the vote delayed. more trouble came from an agency that rates the country's credit. appearing on cnbc tuesday night, standard & poor's was critical of the boehner plan's two stages for raising the debt limit. >> we would be concerned if we thought that the debt ceiling debate would come back and be opened and we'd have to go through all of this again and again and again. >> and that would be a negative in your view? >> that would be a negative in our view. >> reporter: the white house urged congress to take the deadline seriously. >> but it is whistling past the graveyard to suggest that this is some sort of game and that we're not serious and that the ri
of july weekend, ocean city is preparing for another big event. ocean city mayor rick meehan joins us this morning with details. good morning. >> good morning, good to be here. >> so nice to see you again. busy weekend you had this past weekend. >> we've been busy every weekend in ocean city, the weather's been great, the crowds have been fantastic. everyone seems to be enjoying their time in ocean city. >> and i understand that things are better than ever. your best year in a while. >> they are. memorial day weekend was a record weekend. looks like the july 4th weekend was a record weekend. so everybody's coming out, they want to get to the beach, they want to share some time with their family and friends. where better to do that than ocean city. >> is there any explanation as to why it was better than it was even just a year, two years ago? >> i think we're a short drive from baltimore area, from washington, from our core market area, and even up into pennsylvania. and people, you know, they appreciate that. it's a short drive, it's a three-hour drive, and it gives them an opportuni
money, there's a big trickle-down effect. it costs companies more, it costs individuals more. and that means people and company will have less money to hire, they'll have less money to spend. that's bad for the economy overall. >> not only does the federal government borrowing costs go up by over $100 billion, but the same thing with states, and it will go right downstream. >> reporter: so americans could also get local and state governments get their credit ratings downgraded as well. it looks like it's going to be another long -- >> elaine, thank you so much for that report. we're losing her audio there. we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not reached. according to the "washington examine examiner", kwame brown asked the city's chief financial officer and members of mayor gray's administration to brief the council on the district's debt crisis contingency plan. that meeting will be held on monday. >>> a truck driver is facing charges today after police say he caused a major accident that snarled traffic on 95 in woodbridge. polic
thundershower, but after that, the big form will be in the form of lower humidity and cooler temperatures. we'll talk about that, the relo at the rest of the week and weekend and more, coming up in just a little bit. >>> metro is apologizing for delays and inconveniences caused by the heat wave. it got so hot some of the metal tracks expanded. when that happens, the rail loses its alignment. as a precaution, red line trains from silver spring to tacoma park were forced to share a single track. crews spent the night trying to reset the rails back to the proper alignment. >>> two teens are in the hospital after they were hit crossing the the street to get to a festival. this happened last night on richey highway in maryland. they were working to the early heights carnival. crews airlifted the 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young man to baltimore shock trauma in critical condition. they were not in a crosswalk. the car that hit them stayed on the scene. >>> your time right now is 11:07. coming up this morning, right now lawmakers on capitol hill holding a hearing to talk about airport secur
of the region. and that big area of rain coming in out of kentucky into west virginia and out of ohio and into pennsylvania, that is continuing to advance to the east and that's associated with a stalled front that's over the region. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for this afternoon, all the way into tonight. it include most of virginia, the district, and most of maryland. so expect some heavy downpours later this afternoon and overnight tonight that may cause some flooding and thunder and lightning as well, and a small risk of some damaging winds. but then, less humid for the weekend. a bit less humid saturday and sunday with highs near 90. a little more humid monday and tuesday next week. and break from high humidity again on wednesday and thursday. eun? >> tom, thanks so much. >>> still ahead on news 4 h midday, why july is a bad time to be admitted to the hospital. plus, the royal couple heads to southern california today. we'll tell you >>> hiring slowed to a near standstill last month. let's check in i know back's hampton pearson now for more. hampton, goo
for the future? any big events? a >> absolutely. i think the biggest thing right now is just getting through the european and american tour. this is a big deal for me. it's really just spreading my wings and taking my music to the world. and when i get done with the american tour, i go back home for another tour in south africa. so a very busy year ahead. i'm shooting my second dvd. and it's really in the next five years just to see how far i can take my music in the world. >> we wish you luck in doing that and wish you luck in filling the kennedy center on thursday. is it an evening performance? >> it is, indeed. and again, it's such feel-good music, such beautiful, authentic music. i think if you can, please come through. it's a wonderful experience. >> lira, thank you so much. that's lira from south africa. thanks very much for coming. >>> it's now 11:27. coming up, the postal service is considering closing more than one in ten of its retail outlets. what that means for post offices in your area. >>> plus, tom kierein lets us know when the extreme heat and humidity will return. >>> and sh
, the big question, what will the weather do as thousands head to the beach? here's a live look outside, where the sun is shining. it's 85 degrees and low humidity, just a beautiful summer day. tom, we wish we could keep it going through the whole weekend. >> yeah, we've got great weather for traveling. for those who are heading off east to the beaches, bright and sunny there too. if you're heading south, bright and sunny there. the beach forecast, the water temperatures are terrific, great for swimming, low and mid-70s now, and from cape henlopen, the high will reach the low 80s, anytime you get a breeze off the ocean, it will drop back down into the 70s during the day. a very, very small chance of any storms around. then on sunday and on the fourth of july, both days we should have hotter weather at the beach with a west-southwesterly wind coming in off the land, probably into the upper 80s at the beaches during the afternoon, but there's also a greater chance of some storms on sunday afternoon and sunday evening, as well as on the fourth of july as well, there's a possibility of some
-- >> reporter: when they won the lottery. that big check bought them out of debt, but they spent little else. all you did with your house is put in a heat pump and siding? >> and a driveway. >> reporter: for the car that carries him to work, five years later. some students were worried he might quit. >> man, we're going to miss you like crazy. >> reporter: tyrone, you could be sleeping at 4:00 in the morning. >> you could be dog stuff. that's my philosophy. >> reporter: for "today," bob dotson, nbc news, with an american story in seattle, washington. >> well, good for him. we wish him all the best. >>> stocks are a little changed in today's early going. let's check in with cnbc's julia boorstin. she has more on that and the rest of the day ease business headlines. good day to you, julia. >> good morning, eun. it's another choppy, thin volume session, and stocks are up, but just slightly. the nasdaq up by nearly 5 points with, the s&p 500 up just a fraction of a point. banks among the worst performers of the day while consumer staples stocks are gaining. >>> prosecutors are meeting with lawye
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